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    Treasure From Home

    I mentioned to my dad how I had recently won a few braces on auction, here in Japan, and would be looking for some bits to use, he commented that he had some and that he never used them, so if I wanted them....?

    Thanks Dad!

    They came today....

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    The bits and the roll, the note says that some of these bits were for sure my grandfather's tools, that really put a smile on my face, as I do not have anything from my Grandfather Ablett, as he passed away while I was still quite young.

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    The collection.
    I'll have to sharpen them, and in fact some may not be that useable, as they may be all used up but we shall see.

    I'll post below what I can read on the bits;

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    Big Adjustable Bit
    #6 Rockford, Ill
    GreenLee
    Made In USA

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    1 1/8" WM RIDGWAY
    SHEFIELD
    POWER
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    This one has a VERY curious style to it, I tried to take some close up shots......
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    Very curious indeed, at least to me.

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    the last ones;
    RUSSELL JENNINGS
    MADE I USA
    No. 100
    8/16

    IRWIN-USA 8

    RUSSELL JENNINGS
    MADE IN USA
    No. 100 6 or 9 (hard to read the number down on the pyramid shaped end that goes on the chuck)

    GREEN LEE
    MADE IN USA 4

    G.GILMORE 4

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    Finally, two similar sized bits, but they are very different, I'd suggest the one with the coarser design is for soft wood, the other for hard wood.

    I certainly need to add to the stable, and I will, but these are a very nice gift from my dad, I hope to bring them back to life and use them for another generation.

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Nice gift. Family history makes them really special
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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